Metal Cutting has over 200 mechanical polishing machines running on a continuous, lights-out schedule. We have carefully crafted recipes that combine time, temperature, action, fluids and abrasives in order to yield consistent and specialized custom metal polishing results—regardless of quantity or part size. Our custom metal polishing services have the capacity to improve the surface finishes and edge radii of your metal parts. And, as customers ask for new or unique finishing requirements, we custom create new recipes, always focused on meeting your unique require
Custom Metal Polishing Process and Capabilities
Our metal polishing process ranges from multiple ultrasonic frequencies to extremely vigorous centrifugal high-speed motion and everything in between. We offer 24/7 around the clock finishing capabilities using multiple machines to provide an infinite capacity. We utilize finishing equipment with a range of amplitude and frequency to achieve differential results. We have experience with multiple suspension fluids to execute uniquely lubricious polishing. Our abrasive media and powder span all shapes, types and formulations including proprietary metallic media we manufacture ourselves.
Drawing on our extensive custom metal polishing experience using abrasive methods in manufacturing, we have been able to achieve specialized finishes on a variety of metal shapes and surfaces, all to customer specifications.
With our enormous range and quantity of vibratory, barrel, centrifugal, continuous flow and ultrasonic finishing systems we can create both rough and smooth surface finishes. Whether a matte finish is needed to prevent reflection in an operating room environment or a tube needs a surface to ensure a good mating surface for insert molding, we have the experience to deliver specific surface finish solutions. We produce amongst the smoothest known surface finishes on metal parts. We make millions of metal parts to Ra 0.010 ㎛ (Ra 0.40 microinch). When metal surfaces need to be modified to be a mirror finish, with surface morphology as smooth as possible, our unique and high volume capabilities get the job done.
Customized Recipes and Measuring Capabilities
Our custom metal polishing services use a wide range of standard media as well as our own unique specialized media to produce mirror to matte finishes on solid wire, rod and tubes. We continually improve our surface finish metrology measuring equipment and techniques to confirm dimensions and surface finish conditions. Our contact and non-contact, including up to date interferometry, surface finishing measuring machines combined with our years of experience, produce verifiable results that meet your requirements.
Fast Facts About Custom Metal Polishing Services
- Controlled surface finishes as smooth as Ra 1 microinch (Ra 0.025 ㎛) are achievable.
- Can polish customer-supplied complex machined parts including improving laser, stamped and etched component surface finishes.
- Small diameter wire can be mechanically polished in our custom abrasive media to surface finishes beyond the reach of electrochemical-based polishing methods.
Across all our precision metal polishing services, Metal Cutting has the tools, techniques, and expertise to meet the Ra surface finish requirements of your small metal parts. Whether you are looking for minimal deviation and the smoothest possible surface or a rough surface that provides maximum adhesion and light diffusion, our custom finishing can produce results superior to standard mass finishing.
Thanks to our vast selection of high-performance equipment, our years of experience in different techniques, and our ability to thoroughly grasp the particulars of every job, Metal Cutting is an expert in the complete range of services including vibratory tumbling, finishing, deburring, and polishing. Whatever your deburring or finishing requirements may be, we have the skills, know-how, and versatility to deliver the parts you need, in any quantity and including specialized finishes on a variety of metal shapes and surfaces. In addition, our around-the-clock operations enable us to offer 24/7 finishing capabilities and high-volume capacity. Learn more about our polishing actions: